This is an overview of the Spring 2017 course offerings.
It will be adjusted on an ongoing basis, but do check the calendar for changes to dates and descriptions.
This is a course based on Sangye Khadro’s book, How to Meditate.
Feb. 9 Clarity of the Mind
Feb. 16 Continuity of the Mind
Feb. 23 Body of Light
March 2 Appreciating our Human Life
March 9 Impermanence
March 16 Awareness of Death
March 23 Karma
March 30 Purification of Karma
April 6 The Unsatisfactoriness of Life (Suffering)
April 27 Working with Anger
May 4 Emptiness
May 11 Working with Fear
May 25 Working with Attachment
1 June Equanimity
8 June Loving-kindness
15 June Compassion and Tong-len
22 June Meditation on Tara, the Buddha of Enlightened Activity
29 June Meditation on Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion
This is a new course is based on the book The Art of Happiness by HH Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard C. Cutler.
This international bestseller (originally published in 1998) combines the Buddhist wisdom of the Dalai Lama with the western psychological perspectives of Dr. Cutler (an American psychiatrist). It explores how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve more lasting happiness.
Each week we will look at the main points from one or more chapters of this book, and meditate on them.
April 25 Happiness and its causes
May 2 The path to happiness
16 May Dealing with Loneliness
23 May Deepening our Connection with Others
30 May Cultivating Compassion
6 June Dealing Wisely with Suffering
13 June Shifting Our Perspectives
20 June Finding Meaning in Pain and Suffering
27 June The Process of Change
The Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim) is a step-by-step way to transform one’s unenlightened mind into an enlightened mind. The practices included in the Lam-rim also help us to deal with problems we encounter in life, to experience greater happiness and peace, to have better relationships with friends and family, and a more meaningful and satisfying life.